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the obama white house is issuing threats and intimidating employees of the state departmental that wishes to share critical information. fox news chief washington correspondent james rosen has our report. >> state department pushed back against charges first aired on fox news alleging that benghazi whistleblowers have faced threats and intimidation. >> we do have to look at the issue and de-politicize it. american people deserve answers. i'm determined there will be an accountable and open state department. >> the state department would never tolerate sanction retaliation against whistleblowers on any issue. that is an obligation we take very seriously. >> president obama professed to be aware of loaning standing efforts to question survivors of the benghazi attack in which terrorists killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. >> i'm not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying. so with a i'll do is i will find out what exactly you are referring to. >> on mochb, former justice department official victoria tony sing identified herself as o
should just pack up and go home. golly. >> jon: president obama, a rare appearance there in the white house briefing room taking some tough questions from the press corps. jim, it was all kicked off by fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry who asked the president about his red line on libya how did the president do. >> i think the president had a very tough week. is he looking feckless on the syria, whatever you think of the syrian intervention -- and by the way i might add, anybody that thinks that the fbi and homeland security did fine on boston ought to -- be judged -- do you really want him managing your syria liberation operation. when you see dana milbank calling him a by stand in the past not lame duck but lame. most of the mainstream media agreed. remember, he has been reelected it's okay now to judge him a little more candidly. >> jon: along those lines on friday we learned that the associated press is saying that the department of homeland security is now saying that if you are going to have a student visa in the united states, you actually ought to be a student.
that in the book. i feel as if barack obama is in a position where, whenever he talks about race, his unfavorable ratings with white voters go up precipitously. and we saw that when henry lou guess gates, the noted professor at harvard got arrested inside his team when neighbors thought they saw burglars. he talked about it during a press conference and his unfavorable rate went up with white voters and in a sense he was pressured to find another way to talk about that issue, and of course we remember the infamous beer comment. the same thing happened when he talked about trayvon martin. he said this young teen, trayvon martin, unarmed black teen, killed in a subdivision by a neighborhood watch volunteer, he said if i had a son he would look like trayvon, and that helped ignite a conservative backlash to that situation simply because the president spoke in terms that could be related to race. i think he has quite rightly sort of intuited they're not a lot of upside to him talking about race when hi is president and there's a lot of down side for democrats and himself, and is a say in the book i c
. our chief white house correspondent has the report >> as president obama continue to talk up the economic resurgence in this hemisphere as the focus of his three day trips south of the border. >> trade and commerce create good jobs florida people. >> the labor department reports the unemployment rate dropped seven point* 5% the lowest level in four years that more people were finding jobs than leaving the work force and in the dish with april's gains the government revised the february and march numbers suffered by a total of 114,000 jobs. >> we are gaining jobs over 160,000 and unemployment has taken down. >> there were still major warning signs they are struggling in not a single new job in april while construction employment fell for the first time in one year. the commerce department said orders to factories fell in march by the largest amount in seven months and 11 point* 6 billion workers who wanted jobber still unable to find one. >> we have to get this economy going, and not raising tax rates to have more peopl working we could do would it not for the drag of the pres
, which we see coming up in the weeks. the worst week was president obama. when the white house press corps is questioning if you've got juice, really not a good week when you are president. the whole question of is he a lame duck president three months into his second term, that's problematic, not that he can't work his way out of. >> not what a president wants to be asked about. morris, your picks? >> susan, really? come on. come on. this is ridiculous. my worst -- let me start with my worst, my worst is those poor germans, the best economy in europe, now the best football clubs in europe. you know what to do with those poor germans. but my best week goes to the economy. again, adding jobs, steady pace, wall street skyrocketing. i don't understand why the republicans cannot praise this president for his stewardship of the economy. susan, i just can't understand t. >> can't start a fight. don't have a lot of time. patricia, i want to end with you. who are your best and worst of the week? >> my best week goes to gabriel gomez, republican nominee now in the senate race up there. he is
options that the white house has been considering. president obama has been very careful in terms of not really talking about those options that are under consideration. tonight that changed and he said he is not at this point considering putting boots on the ground. using the term, he does not foresee putting boots on the ground in syria. the president has to some extent boxed him in. he said of course if syria uses chem weapons that would be a red line. the white house saying they believe chemical weapons were used but there are still too many questions about the origin of the weapons. president obama not ready to say how he is going to proceed when it comes to syria. so again we are still trying to get reaction to the israeli airstrike. >> andrea, you mentioned before john kerry is in moscow, on a trip specifically with the intent of trying to move forward diplomatically on presenting a u united front, to avoid further military escalation, to avoid a regional conflict. the chief on stek sell russia which is course with the assad regime, as well as iran. how does it change the n
obama made news saying all the options the white house is currently energy syria, boots on the ground, u.s. troops, not one of those options, how surprised are you by that? >> not surprised given the administration's incredible caution. i applaud that we don't want another iraq. we have to act. the syrian opposition is begging for weaponry. assad is wing, broken the blockade of a few bases and the world sort of weight, more moderate members of the foreign army, general broke want al qaeda-aligned jihadist rebels. he says he has more secular forces and begging us for simple things, one way to start if we art rebels, millen anti-tank missiles, they can taken out syrian armor. the fear would be someday they might be used against israeli forces but not talking anti-aircraft missile this is not sophisticate bud could make a difference, i think. i was speaking with someone yesterday and they said this is specifically the kind of weapon we want. very effective against armor. >> what's it called again? >> the millen anti-tank missile. >> the millen anti-tank missile. >> they have small arms, but
. at a stop in costa rica on friday, president obama addressed the syrian conflict. major garrett is traveling with the president and joins us from san jose costa rica. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anthony and nancy. white house advisors will not confirm the attack on syria. other top u.s. government officials have confirmed it. the white house knows that israel has attacked syria before back in january and its target then was a convoy of long range missiles. to the much bigger question of whether he would ever send u.s. forces to fight on the ground in the middle of the syrian civil war, president obama here yesterday came as close as he ever has to ruling that out. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in . >> it's a scenario in which bother were on the ground. and, by the way, when i cull with the region the president leave office and stabilizing the situation in syria. they agree with that assessment. >> reporter: the president also said the u.s. is continuing to investigate charges that the syrian regime used weapo
targeting weapons shipments that were headed to hezbollah in lebanon. so white house officials are not commenting this morning, but president obama has consistently said he believes that israel has a right to defend itself. and i can tell you that syria has been a pressing concern for this administration. of course, president obama traveling here in latin america, landed here in costa rica yesterday, and held a joint news conference in which he got a question about the conflict in syria, and he made his most definitive comment to date about possible american military intervention. take a listen to what he had to say. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria, would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> so the president all but ruling out the possibility of putting boots on the ground. according to most polls, americans are opposed to direct military intervention in syria. they are war weary in the wake of iraq and afghanistan. so other possible options under consideration, united stat
weapons on a small scale in its fight against rebels. now president obama has said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapons would cross a quote: red line forcing u.s. action. stopped short of saying what that actually would actually be. this week the white house essentially ruled out putting u.s. troops on the ground in syria. but the u.s. has started providing direct nonmilitary aid to rebels. but this whole situation, kelly, whether it's the transfer of conventional weapons to groups like hezbollah or othe use of chemical weapons has a lot of people in this part of the world and in the united states and europe very, very nervous about what is going on in syria. and what will happen today, tomorrow, and in the future. kelly? >> kelly: conor, you are absolutely right about assessment. all people are keeping their eyes on what is going on in syria. thank you, sir. >> back here at home there are new developments in the boston bombing situation. at this time we are learning a search of computers in tamerlan tsarnaev's home turned up al qaeda magazine called inspire. both known for spreadi
on syrian state media. here in costa rica where the president is traveling no comment from the white house referring all questions to the israelis. as tensions rise in the middle east, president obama did tell reporters he's keeping all options open. but he is being careful because of prior mistakes, he says, made by moving too quickly in the middle east and he is reluctant to send in american troops. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> reporter: the president saying here in costa rica, he is ready to apply every pressure point to syria. bianna and dan. >> a major challenge facing this administration right now, jim avila traveling with the president. thank you. >>> a lot of other news developing overnight. for that as always it's mr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> good morning, mr. dan harris and bianna golodryga. good morning, america. we begin with that routine traffic stop that turned into a deadly shootout. police in ohio released this d
of the employers. the obama administration pippered about whether the height height or state department tried to silence the bengazi survivors. the white house insisted anyone who want to testify before congress is it welcome to. >> bengazi happened a long time ago. we are unaware of agencies blocking . employees who will like to give information to bengazi. >> that is the names of the men. it clolcely guarded secret in washington who will provide that information on wednesday. >> thank you very much. doug collins served on the oversight committee and will be in the hearings. thank you for joining us today. >> thank you. >> and what is your reaction to the news breaking about the whistle blowers and several memberings of - members of your committee would not get access to the identity of the witnesses that survived that day. >> it is a process we are seeing, they are dragging their feet. even the comment that bengazi happened such a long time ago. it is fresh in people's mind and they are tired of the administration and state department dragging their feet and not allowing security clearance
that the syrian military has used chemical weapons on a small scale against rebels. president obama said it would cross a red line, but he stopped short of saying what the action would be. this week the white house ruled output go american troops on the ground in syria, but the u.s. has started providing non-military support for the rebels and it could grow in a few weeks. white house is still debating to arm some rebel groups but the white house is taking a cautious approach. >> gregg: thanks very much. >> heather: the u.s. has provided non-lethal aid to insurgents in syria stepping up support lately. the white house has resisted calls from some lawmakers to arm the rebels or establish a new no fly zone to help them out. chuck hagel said the administration is rethinking it's position. >> we are exploring all options to achieve the objectives i just talked about. these are not static situations. you must always look at different options based on the reality on the ground and based on what you want to achieve, based on the future and international intelligence. >> heather: u.s. intelligence shows
? caller: you do not know who he is? [laughter] he is a brain surgeon. he was at the white house correspondents back fist -- breakfast, and he sort of chewed out obama. host: no more politicians? .aller: we need americans the democrats are corrupt, and the republicans are corrupt. fast and furious, eric holder. right here, and ghazi -- benghazi. said, forinton americans dead, what did that matter? they were asking for help, and america did not give them none. host: brian calling for no more politicians in the 2016 race for the white house. a few more headlines from you -- for you. here is the "washington post" story on president obama's comments yesterday on u.s. troops on the ground in syria that is the story from "the washington post." on the same subject, this from today's "new york times" -- that story in today's "new york times" if you want to read more on that. on the subject of the 2016 race and your choice for president in the 2016 contest, we will go to ted from jefferson, iowa. good morning. caller: good morning, c-span. i just wanted to basically give a dutiful an iowa
a threat to them, that they were very determined to get. piers? >> what is likely to be the white house reaction to what's happened here? >> reporter: well, nobody's talking about it publicly, you know, but president obama is literally getting asked about syria every day, and again today, with this racheting up of tensions, the president once again said you know, no prospect that he can see of putting u.s. ground troops into syria. but he's not ruling out any options. have a listen to what he had to say. >> if in fact we see strong evidence that we can present and that allows us to say that the syrian military and the syrian government is using chemical weapons, then that is a game changer for us. >> reporter: a game changer. no ground troops, but still keeping all the other options on the table, but it looks like the israelis have decided pretty much they're not waiting around. the israelis as you know have a very strong policy. what they are looking at striking is any weapons that they believe the syrians are going to try and get out of the country to keep safe, transfer to hezbollah
for hezbollah. >>> the white house says april's strong jobs report shows the u.s. economy continues to recover. 165,000 new jobs were created last month. >>> and while speaking in mexico friday, president obama says he is working to get commonsense immigration reform passed this year. he says he's convinced it will get done. more news at the top of the hour. >> with congress back from its summer recess, administration leaders prepare to make their case to invade iraq. to eliminate saddam. inside the white house, paul wolfowitz's deputy, under secretary of defense, douglas fife, an iraq hawk like his boss, presents a slide show to national security officials that is full of questionable assertions. >> of all the places where intelligence was being manipulated in the bush administration, the fife shop was the key place. >> there was a debate about how one characterizes the relationship between iraq and al qaeda. nobody made the argument there was no relationship between iraq and al qaeda. >> i want to thank the -- >> the administration deploys its biggest guns to push congressional leaders for q
characters. in this case obama is considered to be the lead character. congress is kind of this nebulous entity. i think it might be more effective for media -- for the media, for the white house, to explain more of congress' intransience instead of naming just congress. but naming real names. mitch mcconnell, john boehner, et cetera. >> even when you start talking about the leaders, what strikes me about john boehner over the last couple of years is he is sort of, to me, a uniquely unpowerful speaker. he has the title, they give him a chauffer, all the perks that come along with the job but we were talking about this in the gun segment, when it comes to actually doing what the green lantern people ask president obama to do, crack heads together, he can't do that to his own republican conference these days but he's led by them much more than he leads them. there's this whole other wrinkle which is probably difficult to explain, too. i want to get into -- i sort of teased the marureen dowd thing. it makes me laugh so i want to share it with you. are baked with brown rice and sweet potato!
will be the most qualified person to enter the white houseer in modern history. [ applause ] >> greg, your thoughts? >> yeah, she'sla right. if modern history began in 2008. that was a total dig on obama. i couldn'ted believe she'd say that. she's going to get a free ride. we know hillary will get a free ride. she had a free ride up until obama. the media wants to be cool, especially in history. they want to usher in the first woman president. it's how they rallied around obama. by 2026,un if we don't have our first little person president, i'm moving to trinidad or to tobago. >> you're going to lose fans. >> thoughts, the most qualified president in modern history? >> based on what? she was the former first lady. but if you look at the resume of other people who have run for president, i'm looking for these big accomplishments that hillary clinton has done. her tenure at the state department was nothing short of -- i'm going to say it based oven benghazi, a failure. that 3:00 a.m. phone call went to her and it was ignored and we know that for a fact based on hearings.ions and but they will ignore
"washington journal," we will look at president 0,'s second term -- president obama's second term. followed by an update on the situation in syria with jeffrey white. peter settled joins us. tweets,h your calls, and e-mails at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. the national rifle association held its annual meeting this weekend in houston tx. we will show you some of the featured speakers, including wayne lapierre, nra ceo. 8:35 eastern here on c-span. the anti-defamation league hosted its centennial summit last week in washington. keynote speaker talked about counter-terrorism efforts, i ran bang pots nuclear program, and syria. this is half an hour. >> pan am flight 103, munich twin towers and the pentagon, a move by, tokyo subway, the london underground, the images of two terrorist attacks are seared in our minds and the mere mention of those words and those places fill us with anger and sorrow. and now, unfortunately, boston gets added to that list. our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and our prayers for healing go to the wounded. boston is strong, indeed. t
republican with reagan. but now the republicans have changed. trying tot to stop fight obama and work for the people's. they have not to get serious and worked for the people and stop trying to make it hard for someone in the white house. we're going down a dead-end road. thank you. host: pennsylvania. independent. do you have a preference for 2016 yet? caller: i hear the term bipartisanship and people talking about one party against the other. there's a fundamental difference between these people. thatve the conservatives are standing on the side of constitutionalism. we have conservatives in the republican party who are tired of seeing the republican party trying to gander to the latino vote and immigration reform. what we need to do is get back to the constitution. get back to the fundamentals that make america great. the republican party is not doing that. the division in this country is of thee fundamentals president who said he was going change the fundamentals. he is not presidential material. word.the "f" that is not presidential material. --t: you mean caller: benjamin -- um
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